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Upcoming Event with Linda Rasmussen, CEO and founder of Vertical Energy Worldwide,

Linda is giving a free introductory treatment to all who ask. This can be done in-person or at her office or remotely. Call or text to 206-841-1992 or to Linda at

Classes with Natasha Venter,
A frequent guest on Martha's show, Natasha offers classes on a variety of subjects.

Live Shows Weekly on FB or YouTube Channel:

Awakening Your Intuitive Gift, 6 classes over a 3-month period, 30 min. to one-hour classes. Understand how and why you receive information and the messages you have been receiving, discover tools to use inside and out of you to navigate the world, and have conversations to support the individual walk of your gifts. You can take this course in a group or individually and Natasha will schedule you accordingly. Call or email her to get started. $150.

Bringing Light to the Shadow World, 6 classes over a 3-month period, 30 min, to 1 hour classes. Understand the shadow in you (emotions, traumas, hidden internal aches) and how it relates to everday life, integrate light into your shadow world, and learn how to stay the course through the shadows. You can take this course in a group or individually and Natasha will schedule you accordingly. $150.

For more information on the classes above, visit For Paypal and Zoom links, contact her at or 360-770-7486.

Upcoming Events at the Northwest Stream Center
McCollum Park, 600 128th At. SE, Everett, 98208

Upcoming Streamkeeper Events:

Streamkeeper Academy events are in the process of being scheduled for your enjoyment and natural resource knowledge enhancement.

Ghastly Gourmet featuring the lovely Aura, a most beautiful Turkey Vulture, and Barbara Oggard from Sarvey Wildlife, April 1, 1pm. Aura, developed a feather problem that prevented her from flying,” says Sarvey’s Barbara Ogaard. “She was found by the side of a road quite emaciated. We were able to get her eating, and, now, I think she is quite lovely.” Unfortunately, her feather problems could not be fixed, and she could not be returned to the wild. Aura now spends her time teaching people about natural waste management! Ogaard, the Vulture Lady, who’s other pseudonym is the Bat Lady, will entertain and, just maybe, gross you out with all kinds of “must know vulture facts.” Not just their choice of foods, how their digestive system works, and other ghastly tidbits, but turkey vulture family life as well. The Vulture Lady and Aura will reveal the life history of turkey vultures who can live to be 24 years old, and a lot of cool science about these high flyers that have been observed by airline pilots cruising above 20,000 feet! 

Cougars by WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife Cougar Scientist Brian Kerston, May 18, 7pm

All About Bats, featuring the lovely Cleobatra, Sallybat, and Barbara Oggard from Sarvey Wildlife Oct 13 at 7pm

Killer Whale Tales by Jeff Hogan, Forest Bathing by Kelly Singleterry, WolvesUrban Coyotes, All About Beavers hosted by Sammy the Salmon and Fred the Head, and many more events are in the works!

Have your own adventure on the 1/2-mile-long Northwest Stream Center's Nature Walk. Wander past a trout stream exhibit with viewing windows where to see cutthroat trout, sculpins, Salish suckers, fresh water mussels, and crayfish - a highlight for kids! Then go onto an Elevated Forest and Wetland Walk winding through 25-acres of deep forests and wetlands three feet above the forest floor and surrounding wetlands. The Nature Walk is universally accessible and, if you have the need, a wheelchair can be provided. The end of your adventure is the Northwest Stream Center Nature Store. In that wonderful small space (not outdoors), face masks are required so please bring a mask with you. To make a reservation go to or call the Adopt A Stream Foundation at 425-316-8592. Anyone under 18 has to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Sorry, the only dogs allowed at the Northwest Stream Center are coyotes.

The Northwest Stream Center is open to the public Tuesdays-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance reservations are required on a 15-minute schedule, with visitors limited to one group (up to 5 people) every 15 minutes to ensure adequate social distancing as well as nature's solitude! Face covering required for entry. Select a time slot for reservation and arrive early at the Northwest Stream Center Gate House. Admission will be collected upon arrival. AASF Members: Free admission

Check out Streamkeeper Volunteer Opportunities and their student internship opportunities! Adopt A Stream Foundation is now ready to accept interns who are looking for some real world experience in the field of natural resources, environmental science, stream and wetland ecology, STEM and the like. Learn more about opportunities and the application process at

Pawsitive Alliance

Yakima County spay and neuter community cat clinics, Thursday, March 30. Contact Yakima Humane Society Spay and Neuter Clinic to make an appointment. Please check the website for future offerings.

BARK-tells Pet Supply Drive. Pawsitive Alliance would like to thank Bartell Drugs and WARM 106.9 for including them in the March BARK-tells pet supply drive! Collected donations will support pet distribution efforts. Visit a local Bartells to donate through March 31.

Seattle Mariners’ Bark at the Park, Monday, April 3. Pawsitive Alliance is bringing adoptable dogs back to the games this season! Bring your own pooch to these dog friendly games, or visit the adoptable dogs and find a new best fur-friend! A big thank you to Seattle Mariners for donating $2 from each Dog Pack sold through this special offer to benefit Pawsitive Alliance! (Must purchase Dog Pack by 5pm the weekday before the game.)

Ridwell supply drive, April. Seattle customers, keep an eye out, Pawsitive Alliancen is partnering with Ridwell once again! Ridwell is gathering canned food, treats, toys, clothes, harnesses, leashes and collars from their Seattle clients in April! These supplies support Pawsitive Alliance's Pet Retention program’s efforts to help cats and dogs thrive, with their caretakers.

Homeward Pet Adoption Center

The folks at Homeward Pet are looking forward to seeing you on May 20, 6-9 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center – 11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue WA 98004 for their annual Fur Ball Auction & Dinner! Register now to join them for a night of good food, great wine, incredible auction items, and games galore, all in honor of the animals. With your help, this can be a truly incredible year for the cats and dogs in Homeward's care! Early bird pricing ends on April 1 – get your discounted tickets now

Kitten Shower, Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Woodin Creek Village, 17255 135th Ave NE, Woodinville. Kittens eat a lot! And keeping their bowls and bellies full is a priority!We are just starting kitten season, and Homeward Pet is already going through a minimum of 20 cases of kitten food every week. The need will only get bigger as more kitten litters arrive throughout spring, summer and fall. With your help, they will continue to provide quality food to start their kittens out right. Your gift of canned kitten food or formula is essential and appreciated. Homeward Pet will make it easy for you to donate: visit their Amazon wish lists, select canned kitten food or formula, and have it sent directly to them. You can bring your donations to their kick off event on April 1 or have them sent directly. You can still attend the event, and have your hands free to grab some refreshments and goodies – or maybe pet a kitten or two. This is a kid-friendly event so feel free to bring your small humans to enjoy the party!

Events at Seattle Humane

Walk in customers are now welcome to come to the shelter noon to 6 pm daily.

NEW: Summer Camp Registration opens April 3 for kids entering 2nd through 8th grade.

Save the date for Seattle Humane’s Tuxes & Tails 2023! It will be Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Magnuson Park Hangar 30.
Tuxes & Tails is a festive and fun evening featuring cuddly pets of all shapes and sizes! You can be part of Seattle Humane's bright future as they expand their programs to support pets and the people who love them. Seattle Humane is more than a shelter — your support at Tuxes & Tails helps Seattle Humane serve as a pet resource center for the community, directly impacting tens of thousands of dogs, cats, and critters each year. Learn more and purchase tables/tickets at

Public Spay and Neuter Services Now Available. Sign up online at the Spay and Neuter page of the website.

Home to Home Program: Keeping Pets Out of the Shelter 
Seattle Humane is working hard to keep families together through its community outreach programs, but sometimes pet guardians have to make the very difficult decision to find new homes for their furry friends. Rather than go through the stressful process of surrendering them to our shelter, pet guardians now have the option of using Seattle Humane’s Home to Home program. This direct-to-adopter tool lets people communicate with prospective adopters, and find the right new home for their pets. The Home to Home program has had an amazing response since it launched almost a month ago, with 14 lucky pets finding new homes. Many incoming surrenders to Seattle Humane have been canceled recently, because Home to Home gave pet guardians the right tools to handle rehoming on their own. If you’re needing to rehome a pet or looking to grow your family, please visit

What's New at Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project

FCSNP is back open! The clinic is now operating on a Monday through Thursday schedule.

Events and Services at Purrfect Pals

Free Cat Spay and Neuter Clinic Fridays by appointment at the Purrfect Pals clinic in Arlington. Donations are encouraged but not required. Please call 360-652-9611 or email to schedule an appointment.

Updates from MEOW

Upcoming events at MEOW:

MEOW is now open for walk ins on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 1 to 5 p.m. (Advanced appointments are highly recommended, and visitors are required to wear masks, use sanitizer provided, and practice social distancing.) 10600 NE 68th St., Suite F, Kirkland, WA 98033.

Become a MEOW Guardian Angel: A "Guardian Angel" is a person who cares deeply for an adult cat or cats, but isn't in the position to adopt them. This person pre-pays the adoption fee so that when someone is interested in adopting a cat or cats, the fee is waived. At any given time, MEOW has many adult cats who have Guardian Angels, blessed by the person who wants them to find a home, there will be no adoption fee.

Vouchers for Free Public Spay/Neuter Surgeries Available through MEOW: Thanks to grant funds received, MEOW continues to provide needed spay/neuter surgery support to those in our community. Funds are available for dogs, feral or free-roaming cats, cats belonging to anyone needing financial assistance, and cats who qualify for their Toms & Moms program. If you know someone who could use their help, please have them call the shelter (425-822-6369) or email MEOW at


Above: Martha with Freedom the eagle.

See photos from Freedom The Eagle's visit to Animal World


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